Italy’s Arbolino storms to maiden Moto3 win at Mugello

Italy’s Tony Arbolino (centre) poses on the podium with runner-up Lorenzo Dalla Port, left, and third placed Jaume Masia, after the Moto3 Grand Prix of Italy at the Mugello circuit, in Scarperia, Italy on June 2, 2019. (AP pic)

MILAN: Italian teenager Tony Arbolino stormed to a maiden career victory as the Honda rider won the Moto3 at the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello on Sunday.

Arbolino, 18, pipped Italian teammate Lorenzo Dalla Porta, who finished 0.029sec behind, with Spanish KTM rider Jaume Masia third at 0.078.

Spaniard Aron Canet of KTM finished seventh to hold the overall world championship lead ahead of Dalla Porta.

Arbolino has raced in Moto3 since 2016, finishing 11th last season, with his previous best race finish third place this year in Argentina.